Kuthiramalika Palace Museum or Puthenmalika Palace Museum is a beautiful two-storeyed palace situated near the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Also known as horse palace it houses numerous artefacts. The palace courtyard also becomes live during the yearly music festival conducts in the courtyard, Swathi Sangeethotsavam. A music festival commemorating the legacy of Swathi Thirunal and is conducted from 4 to 13 January every year.
This palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma - the King of Travancore, who was a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman. This rare specimen of workmanship, in the traditional Travancore style of architecture has exquisite wood carvings. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family.
Visiting hours: 0830 - 1300 hrs & 1500 - 1730 hrs. Closed on Mondays
Ph: +91 471 2473952
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 1 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 6 km
Lattitude: 8.482517, Longitude: 76.945515